When interior designer Kelly Wearstler made over the Proper Hotel in the Californian city of San Francisco, she drew on the city’s diverse creativity and rich art scene to create a hotel guests would never want to leave.
“The city of San Francisco was our muse for everything, from the colour palette to the artwork displayed throughout the property,” Kelly told Home Beautiful.
The original building, designed by renowned local architect Albert Pissis, was built in 1909 and sits it the mid-city market district, a bustling neighbourhood, which was a fantastic source of inspiration for Kelly. “The interior design reflects the building’s rich history and San Francisco’s culture today,” she says.
The hero feature of the hotel’s design is Kelly’ stunning take on gallery hangs, which appear most spectacularly in the lobby as well as in other spaces in the hotel.
“I wanted to incorporate local artwork from extremely talented artists and artisans into the property to bring an authenticity into the spaces,” says Kelly of her eclectic hangs. “For the lobby, I curated a selection of vintage and modern pieces created by San Francisco artists or representing the city and arranged in a wall gallery.”
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